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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Críodáin or Mac Críodáin ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Críodán’, an Old Irish personal name of uncertain meaning (the ending is diminutive in form).
  • English : habitational name from Creeton in Lincolnshire, so named with an unattested Old English personal name Crǣta + Old English tūn.

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